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Table 15. Estimated Regression Coefficients for Foods as Predictors of Quarter Root Calcium (mg) by Sex

For milligrams of calcium, estimation of b0 and b1...b29, the model is:

E ([Calcium].25) = b0+ b1NFG1P1 + b2NFG2P2 + ... + b29N FG29P29

For quarter root of grams of calcium, for each sex, the estimates of the parameters are:

Parameter Men Women
Intercept (b0) 4.607439 4.392113
Hot cereals, 1st tertile fiber (b1) 0.000364 -0.000237
Hot cereals, 2nd tertile fiber (b2) -0.000383 0.000202
Hot cereals, 3rd tertile fiber (b3) 0.001234 0.001473
Cold cereals, 1st quartile fiber (b4) -0.004061 -0.003941
Cold cereals, 2nd quartile fiber (b5) -0.001969 -0.000746
Cold cereals, 3rd quartile fiber (b6) -0.002168 0.000393
Cold cereals, 4th quartile fiber (b7) 0.003378 0.005292
Milk (b8) 0.002110 0.002154
Soda (b9) --- -0.000041
100% Fruit juices (b10) 0.000476 0.000543
Sugar added to coffee/tea (b11) --- 0.000287
Fruitades/sports drinks (b12) 0.000143 ---
Fruit (b13) 0.000375 0.000389
Salad (b14) -0.001216 -0.001232
Fried potatoes (b15) 0.000843 0.001641
Other potatoes (b16) --- -0.000375
Dried beans (b17) 0.001151 0.001799
Brown rice (b18) --- ---
Other vegetables (b19) 0.000890 0.000869
Salsa (b20) 0.004009 0.004581
Pizza (b21) 0.002236 0.002744
Tomato sauce (b22) 0.001162 ---
Cheese (b23) 0.012615 0.014689
Whole Grain Bread (b24) 0.000390 0.001564
Candy (b25) 0.002980 0.003592
Doughnuts (b26) 0.000407 ---
Cookies, cake, pie, brownies (b27) 0.000576 0.001495
Frozen desserts (b28) 0.002096 0.002727
Popcorn (b29) --- ---

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014